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Iranian President Is Hemmed in by Hard-Liners and New Western Sanctions

published less than 1 hour ago
Iranian President Is Hemmed in by Hard-Liners and New Western Sanctions
In the second year of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency, many in Iran say that, like presidents before him, he is being blocked from carrying out his polices, particularly on the domestic front.

Lesotho Military Moves on Police

published less than 1 hour ago
The country’s prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, although a spokesman for the army said the soldiers were only securing the country.

ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media

published about 2 hours ago
ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media
ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is using every contemporary mode of messaging to recruit fighters, intimidate enemies and promote its claim to have established a caliphate.

World Briefing: Yemen: U.N. Body Condemns Instability

published about 16 hours ago
The United Nations Security Council on Friday called on Yemen’s Shiite Muslim Houthis to end hostilities against the government and warned foreign countries not to interfere by encouraging instability in Yemen.

World Briefing: South Africa: 4 Found Guilty in Plot to Kill a General Who Fled Rwanda

published about 16 hours ago
A South African court on Friday found four men guilty of trying to kill an exiled critic of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in a case that had strained diplomatic ties between the countries.